Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition
By Phoenix Online Studios
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
As struggling author and bookstore owner Gabriel Knight, investigate a series of savage ritual killings in New Orleans and their connection to voodoo’s sinister mysteries. The deeper he dives into master storyteller Jane Jensen’s tale of terror and suspense, the closer he'll come to discovering the secrets of his own family history–and unfolding his destiny.
Experience one of adventure gaming’s most stunning masterpieces all over again in this blockbuster retelling of the award-winning 1993 murder-mystery, which adds all-new puzzles, scenes, and HD graphics! Blending the best of yesterday and today, it re-imagines the 1993 original, voted one of the greatest games of all time, for an entirely new generation of fans.
- Relive one of gaming’s greatest adventures of all-time: Adventure Gamers' 20 Best Adventure Games, Computer Gaming World's Adventure Game of the Year 1994, and Honorable Mention in The A.V. Club's Top 100 Games of All-Time
- Experience the award-winning voodoo murder-mystery in stunning high-res 3D
- Explore the colorful world of New Orleans, from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain
- Adds new puzzles and scenes to familiar challenges
I'm so happy and grateful this game has been resurrected for the iPad! I played it on floppy disks and loved it then and loved it now. It's a real story with real mysteries to solve, varied clues and puzzles, a world of interesting locations to visit and characters to talk to, and just plain fun to play. I was completely engaged. There's a real learning curve to the gameplay, though, and I was helped by an online walkthrough that taught me certain things about how to play. I won't add them here for fear of spoiling. But I nearly deleted the game in the free part because I didn't understand quite how to play. Once I got a few tips, though, I was off and running and spent days with SotF like I would with a good book, always looking forward to getting back to it. Worth every penny of the purchase price to play through to the end! Thank you, developers!
What to say....
I played through all 3 original GK games. As well as all of the games in the Kings Quest and Space Quest series. They are all excellent and worth your time, but Sins of the Father is something special.
The other series I mentioned were great fun. Challenging puzzles, large environments to explore and witty and clever writing. All of those elements were present in SotF as well, but it also added a story with real depth and character development. This is the very first game I can remember playing that actually felt like an interactive film.
The whole thing worked so well in large part to the exceptional voice acting. Actual speech in games was relatively rare in 1993. Outside of intros and cutscenes, it was almost unheard of. Not only was every line of dialogue voiced, it was done so by the likes of Michael Dorn, Mark Hamill, and Tim Curry!
This is where the problem is. The updated graphics are fantastic. As far as I can tell, it is scene for scene, line for line, identical to the original; save for one thing - the cast.
No Tim Curry.
No Mark Hamill.
No Michael Dorn.
The new actors aren't bad, but for people that have played the original, it's a glaring omission.
Original GK: SotF - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️*
GK: SotF 20th SE - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Yes, that is 6 stars out of 5. Yes, it is THAT good.
Exactly what the App Store needed
I've been missing a REALLY GOOD point and click mystery in the App Store. This is it. I never played this back in the day - I was a kid when it came out and it was too mature for me. I have, however, been a fan of point and click adventure mysteries for years and it's rare to find one with an intriguing story, voice acting, an expansive world, and challenging puzzles. Actual detective work, too! Hands down my favorite mobile game so far. It has a nice built in hint system that only spoils as much of the game as you want it to. My only suggestion would be to make some hotspots farther apart. This appears to be a leftover from the PC version, but precise clicking is not as easy when using one's fingers.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jul 23, 2015
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 2.93 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: Phoenix Online Studios LLC
- © Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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